Punching the time clock at the Active Rain blogging factory... as you work the platform, hammer out the blog posts on real estate related topics, you meet a lot of players.
Movers and shakers, and even slackers in the real estate industry.
And some Active Rain members you rub shoulders and converse with almost daily.
Others, you have never had the pleasure of a continuous engagement, back and forth direct sharing.
But you are aware of them, their work, style, personality and even humor or lack of.
Out of the corner of your eye you are picking up information.Forming an impression as their blogging posts radiate. As they try to entice you to come in to their blogging tent to make a comment, acknowledge them. It is no different than a real estate agent or broker in a local community where a property owner has not had an experience in a sale or listing yet. But based on the clean car, number of property signs, the layout size and approach of your ad. How fast you list and then screw on SOLD sign riders, they have an opinion.
Without the two of you ever shaking hands, sharing words of any kind.
They know, they sense, they see and study. Sometimes subconsciously, other times more intently when they are approaching the need for real estate services. To list, sell something with a property title recorded, describing it in the local registry of deeds.
The Active Rain member you admire, learn from on this platform might not be such a Johnny or Jane Fun To Go To if they practiced real estate in your market. Because they are way way better, run a tighter real estate operation in this, this or that area. Your friend on AR where it is warm and friendly, cozy might not be so much fun to do marketing battle with wielding a saber with the "R" on it in your local zip code.